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The Ladder Club

About The Ladder Club

The Ladder Club was launched over 20 years ago by Lynn Tait (of The Lynn Tait Gallery) as a non-profit making initiative to help would-be or fledgling greeting card publishers climb onto ‘the greeting card ‘ladder’.  Although Lynn sadly passed away in June 2017, her legacy lives on in The Ladder Club.

Ladder-Club-LogoLynn, a veteran of card publishing and retailing herself, together with Jakki Brown, co-owner of Progressive Greetings Worldwide joined forces to organise an annual one day seminar for Ladder Clubbies. The vision for The Ladder Club has been embraced by key trade suppliers, experienced card publishers, the GCA and other industry experts who give their time to speak at the seminars and offer support through a closed Facebook group.

The Ladder Club has evolved and gathered pace over the years and has formed a part of hundreds and hundreds of publishers’ business journeys.

The 2019 Ladder Club Seminar

The date has been set for the 2019 Ladder Club seminar for would-be, newbie and emerging publishers as Thursday 28 November. For the first time ever, this one-day seminar – which is an ‘in a nutshell’ course on card publishing – will be held in London, at the Business Design Centre in Islington. (Previous to this the event took place in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, but there has been a call for an easier-to-reach location).

The packed one day agenda will cover the rudiments of greeting card publishing – avoiding the early pitfalls, production queries and quandaries, how to price your cards, how to get your cards to market, agents, preparing for trade shows, licensing and export. 

The cost of attending The Ladder Club seminar is £90 (+VAT) – it really is well worth it. Each seminar fills up quickly and spaces are limited. To book your place at The Ladder Club 2019, you have a number of choices. A quick and easy way is to book online via our dedicated secure ticket site Or, you can contact Clare Hollick of Keystone Communications (who looks after the bookings for The Ladder Club) on or call her on 01733 294524 or 07769 905959.

There will be a ‘meet up’ dinner the evening before The Ladder Club, which is especially useful and enjoyable. This will be held in a pub close to the BDC.

P1040434Contrary to the last few years where there has been a ‘Day 2’ seminar for more established publishers, this will not be the case this year as the GCA is to cover these issues.

For more Information about The Ladder Club contact PG’s Tracey Arnaud on or call her on 01234 740051/ 07957 212062, or email Jakki Brown on or call her on 0207 700 6740.


To get a flavour of what treats The Ladder Club dishes up for publishers – take a look at last year’s event photos here, or browse video clips from last year’s attendees here.